Opened in 2017, the Ateliers des Capucins is the largest indoor public square in Europe. Formerly part of the Brest Arsenal, the Ateliers des Capucins are today an essential part of life in the metropolis.
Océanopolis, change the way people see the Ocean
Opened in 1990, Océanopolis is the National Scientific Culture Centre dedicated to the ocean and the biggest aquarium in Brittany (in the metropolis of Brest managed by Brest’aim).
Océanopolis presents 10,000 animals incorporating 1,000 different species. It covers 9,000 square metres and includes 3 pavilions representing 3 different environments: Brittany, polar and tropical. Biodiversity and marine habitats are faithfully reconstructed and allow us to learn about and understand the planet’s marine ecosystems in order to better preserve them.
Océanopolis is also a great educational tool. It hosts major temporary exhibitions and activities that change each year. Océanopolis is a place for sharing and exchanging knowledge. Océanopolis is really informative, allowing visitors to understand and change their outlook on our oceans, while appealing to their sense of fun and wonder.
70.8 completes the Oceanopolis offer by presenting the ocean from a new, more technological perspective. Together, they form a complete ocean-based experience in Brest and form a Centre for Scientific and Technical Culture dedicated to the ocean which is unique in France.